National Geographic Adventure - November 2007


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O.A.R.S., our top-rated paddling outfitter, has created an expedition brilliant in its simplicity, hitting the ultimate highs (Machu Picchu) and lows (deep canyon whitewater) of Peru’s storied landscape. From Cusco you’ll embark on a four-day rafting trip down the Apurímac, the glacier-fed source of the Amazon. River otters and tropical Andean birds keep watch as you face Class IV rapids threading narrow gorges. The final multisport leg is a trans-Andean trek across the Cordillera Vilcabamba on Inca trails, using the new Mountain Lodges of Peru. “The mountain drama blows people away – not only seeing the glaciers but hearing them calving,” says O.A.R.S. president George Wendt. Unlike the main Inca Trail, traversed by up to 500 people a day, the Camino Salcantay is little touristed, with an average of 30 hikers each day. Intrigued?

Length: 16-days
Departs: June, August

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O.A.R.S. is an author ized concessioner of Arches, Canyonlands, Grand Canyon and Grand Te ton National Parks and Dinosaur National Monument.
Outside Travel Awards 'Best Outfitter' Runner Up National Geographic Adventure Magazine - Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth As Featured On 50 Tours of a Lifetime - National Geographic Traveler Mindy Gleason, O.A.R.S. Reservations Manager Condé Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist 2007-2013 (River Rafting) Best of the Bay Area Winner

For consecutive years, O.A.R.S. has been named the "Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth" by National Geographic Adventure and one of the top two outfitters in the world by Outside Magazine in its annual Active Travel Awards recognition program. In multiple years, O.A.R.S.trips have been honored as "50 Tours of a Lifetime" by National Geographic Traveler and since 2007, Condé Nast Traveler has recognized Mindy Gleason, O.A.R.S. Reservation Manager and International Adventure Travel Consultant, as Condé Nast Traveler's standalone Top Travel Specialist in the River Rafting category.

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